Jussie Smollett Quotes.
I feel the weight of just telling the truth. There really is no weight to telling the truth. It’s a little scary sometimes, but if you tell the truth, you don’t have to be looking over your shoulder.
I’m an amazing cook. And I’m a gentleman but can belch the entire alphabet. Classy.
I was working at a non-profit for five years. But I could always create music after work. All throughout those years, I was writing songs and recording music and performing around town.
I keep saying that, if Samuel L. Jackson and Bette Davis could have a baby, it would be Taraji P. Henson. To me, she’s one of the greatest character actors of our generation, let alone leading ladies. She’s just phenomenal in everything she does.
I think that any actor – any artist, period – would love to work with an artist like Lee Daniels.
If you change because of fame, that’s not the right thing. But if you change because of growth, that’s normal… The whole fame thing hasn’t hit me. And I hope it kind of doesn’t.
When a television show like ‘Scandal’ becomes the biggest show in recent history, suddenly advertisers and networks want to jump on that. And what it’s showing is that people want to see diversity.
I would love to do a song with Janet Jackson. Janet was, is, forever will be, the ultimate. She’s the ultimate dream girl for every guy – and for every girl.
My family is from Elmhurst, Queens, 54th Avenue, but I was born in Northern California.
I used to hear people say nobody can prepare you for fame, and it’s actually very true. But there is such beauty that comes with it when you’re able to use your platform in a positive way.
You work hard and you pray, and you do something where you know the energy around the project is right, but you never really know if it’s going to hit and resonate with audiences.
Me releasing my music, if anything, is an opportunity to show the world my stories and tell the world my stories.
There will be a Jussie Smollett album. I signed to Columbia. So, darling, I’m label mates with Beyonce and Adele and Barbra Streisand.
I went into a Whole Foods to buy chewable vitamin C and got tackled by, like, 15 girls who watch ‘Empire.’
As an artist, you want to do roles that challenge you and say something.
Rob Hardy is such a great director.
I’m a sun and ocean guy.
Some of the greatest films and television have only been seen by the people that make them. And some of the greatest music is only heard by the people who make it.
My absolute idols growing up were Michael Jackson and Prince, and so, to get the stamp of approval from someone like Timbaland whom I know that these artists respect, that is a huge feat.
I have Jewish friends. I have Middle Eastern friends. I have Spanish and Italian and British and Scottish and German friends and Austrian friends, and guess what? They all deal with homophobia. It’s an earthling epidemic; it’s not isolated in the black community.
I know about homophobia in the music industry – not just in hip-hop. Obviously, we’re dealing with homophobia in hip-hop; we’re dealing with homophobia in the black community.
There are projects I’ve done, such as ‘Queen,’ where I played Halle Berry and Danny Glover’s son, where I’m so extremely proud of the work that I did that I will sit down and watch that any time.
There’s not one human being on the planet earth who has never felt, at some point, unaccepted. At some point in our lives, we feel like we’re not good enough, but we have to step back and realize that we are.
‘Mighty Ducks’ was a great experience, and I don’t shy away from that.
I’m not afraid to get my hands dirty. I’ve done it all. I’ve worked as a clown, literally, at children’s parties.